IRS Misses Congressional Deadline To Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

Headline Roundup April 24th, 2019

The IRS misses a second deadline to provide Congress with President Trump's tax returns, citing remaining legal questions about the rights to the returns.

IRS Misses Congressional Deadline To Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

From the Left
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Treasury, Trump tax returns, IRS

Steve Mnuchin says the final decision on the release of Trump’s tax returns is coming next month.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left little doubt Tuesday that the administration will reject a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns by a self-imposed May 6 target for a "final decision," setting the stage for a legal battle that will test the limits of congressional oversight.

In a 10-page letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who formally requested Trump's returns on April 3, Mnuchin questioned Neal's motives and...

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From the Center
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The Treasury Department on Tuesday missed a second deadline from House Democrats to provide President Trump’s tax returns.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter that the department can't act on the request "unless and until it is determined to be consistent with law."

He said that he expects Treasury to provide the House Ways and Means Committee with a final decision by May 6 after receiving legal conclusions from the Department of Justice.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) had given the IRS until Tuesday at...

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From the Right
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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday failed to meet a congressional deadline for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a court battle between Congress and the administration.

The outcome, which was widely expected, could prompt House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to subpoena Trump's tax records as the opening salvo to a legal fight that may ultimately have to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Neal set a final 5 p.m. EDT deadline for the IRS and Treasury to...

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